April 16, 2019

Marshall Ferguson ranks his top 50 prospects

Charity Matheson/Wilfrid Laurier

TORONTO — The season has arrived for mock drafts, rankings and other prognostications ahead of the 2019 CFL Draft on May 2.

The final CFL Scouting Bureau rankings have already hit the wire, while CFL.ca’s draft guru Marshall Ferguson has already released two of his three annual mock drafts.

As fans get ready to pick their first round mock drafts in a brand new CFL contest (with $1,000 up for grabs to the winner for the ultimate tailgate party), Marsh decided to list some of his most intriguing prospects for the upcoming draft.


The CFL Draft will take place May 2 at 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN, RDS and TSN Direct. Click here for more broadcast details.

These 50 players are ones you should have on your radar heading into draft day:

1. OL Drew Desjarlais (Windsor)

2. OL Zachary Wilkinson (Northern Colorado)

3. DL Mathieu Betts (Laval)

4. REC Hergy Mayala (UConn)

5. REC Justin McInnis (Arkansas State)

6. OL Jesse Gibbon (Waterloo)

7. OL Shane Richards (Oklahoma State)

8. DL Jonathan Kongbo (Tennessee)

9. DL Robert Smith (Wilfrid Laurier)

10. REC Kaion Julien-Grant (St. Francis Xavier)

11. DB Malcom Lee (UBC)

12. REC Brayden Lenius (New Mexico)

13. REC Kurleigh Gittens Jr. (Wilfrid Laurier)

14. OL Vincent Desjardins (Laval)

15. RB Maleek Irons (Ohio)

16. RB Brady Oliveira (North Dakota)

17. REC Alexandre Savard (Laval)

18. REC Chris Osei-Kusi (Queen’s)

19. DL Connor Griffiths (UBC)

20. DL Nate Anderson (Missouri)

21. RB Jamel Lyles (Manitoba)

22. DB Stavros Katsantonis (UBC)

23. DB Matthew Boateng (Fresno State)

24. OL Samuel Thomassin (Laval)

25. REC Malik Richards (Mount Allison)

26. OL Kyle Saxelid (UNLV)

27. QB Michael O’Connor (UBC)

28. QB Chris Merchant (Western)

29. DL Evan Machibroda (Saskatchewan)

30. DL Sheriden Lawley (UBC)

31. DL Thomas Grant (Acadia)

32. OL Maurice Bibaku Simba (Concordia)

33. FB Nikola Kalinic (York)

34. DB Jamie Harry (Ottawa)

35. REC Hunter Karl (Calgary)

36. OL Vincent Roy (Sherbrooke)

37. LB Philippe Dion (Western)

38. OL Eric Starczala (Guelph)

39. DB Fraser Sopik (Western)

40. RB Gabriel Polan (Sherbrooke)

41. LB Ben Von Muehldorfer (St. Francis Xavier)

42. REC Kalem Beaver (Ottawa)

43. REC Colton Hunchak (York)

44. OL Zackary Williams (Manitoba)

45. RB Levondre Gordon (Wilfrid Laurier)

46. DB Jacob Dearborn (Carleton)

47. OL Colin Jerome (Guelph)

48. OL Jonathan Harke (Alberta)

49. DL Charles Nwoye (Langley Rams)

50. DL Michael Sanelli (Concordia)